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[pee-king, pey-; Chinese bey-jing] /ˈpiˈkɪŋ, ˈpeɪ-; Chinese ˈbeɪˈdʒɪŋ/

Older Spelling. .
the former English name of Beijing

former transliteration of what is now (in the pinyin system) called Beijing. In the Wade-Giles system it was Peiping; this form Peking pre-dates Wade-Giles and was formed by the old British-run, Hong Kong-based Chinese postal system.
Peking [(pee-king, pay-king)]

See Beijing.


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